Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC

NCC kicks against buying preregistered SIM

The Deputy Director, Consumer Affairs (Protection Advocacy Group), National Communications Commission (NCC), Mr.Bamiji Ojo, has warned against engaging in buying Preregistered SIM cards, saying the dangers inherent in it are enormous. He also warned that anybody who used preregistered SIM which had been used to commit crime would pay dearly for it if caught. He […]

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Nigeria’s 31 pct broadband penetration claim is empirical – NCC

Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, yesterday, stood its ground that the nation attained up to 31 per cent broadband penetration between 2013 and December 2018 even though its data was based on growth of mobile broadband subscriptions. The commission dismissed arguments that the 31 percent claim was bogus considering that penetration was around 22 per cent […]

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Nigeria resolves $8 bln row with MTN

CBN clarify $8 billion row with MTN

Nigeria said it has resolved a dispute with Africa’s largest mobile operator over $8.13 billion (6.96 billion euros) which it accused MTN of illegally repatriating to South Africa. Africa’s biggest telecoms market Nigeria shocked MTN and foreign investors in August when it ordered it to refund the money, and fined four commercial banks involved in […]

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Forceful subscription: NCC set to order mobile operators to refund ₦36 billion

The Nigerian Communications Commission is set to order mobile operators to refund more than ₦36 billion illegally deducted from mobile telecommunications subscribers through forced subscription to Value Added Services. In a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday, the telecommunications regulator said that it had uncovered a large volume of forceful subscriptions […]

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Active lines increased to 165m in October – NCC

Active telephone lines in Nigeria increased from 162,058,918 in September to 165,239,443 in October 2018, the Nigerian Communications Commission,has said. The commission, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, made this known in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data published on its website on Thursday. The regulatory body said that the lines increased by 3,180,525 from the […]

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Nigeria’s VAS market value stands at ₦79 billion

The Nigerian Value Added Services, VAS, market is valued at about ₦79 billion. Yet, it is dangerously going in comatose. The business which until recently, appeared the most innovative segment of the Nigerian technology ecosystem, has lost its glory due to continued allegations and counter-allegations. There are allegations of sharp and underhand practices against the […]

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NCC investments in telecom rises by $5 billion every quarter

Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has said investments in telecoms sector now grow at about $5 billion every quarter. Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, who stated this at the ongoing 2018 NCC Day, at Abuja International Trade Fair, yesterday, said the sector’s contribution to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP, rose to 10.5 […]

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NAF to strengthen strategic partnership with NCC over insecurity, says CAS

The Nigerian Air Force, has said it would strengthen its strategic partnership with the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, in order to contain emerging 21st Century security challenges. The Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who said this during a courtesy visit to the commission’s Executive Vice Chairman,Professor Umar Danbatta, in Abuja, […]

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Nigeria’s Internet users rebound to 103 million

The numbers of Internet users on mobile devices rebounded in July after suffering a decline in June, a new report from the Nigerian Communications Commission showed. Specifically, the latest Internet subscriber data indicated that Internet users on the GSM increased to 103.67 million in July as against 102.81 million recorded in the previous month. This […]

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40 million Nigerians lack access to internet – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has disclosed that about 40 million Nigerians are currently been deprived access to the internet due to over 200 access gaps recorded in the Information and Communication Technology industry. Speaking at the ongoing International Telecommunication Union, ITU, Annual Regional Human Capacity Building Workshop organized in conjunction with the Digital Bridge […]

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A customer leaves an MTN shop in Johannesburg, file. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

MTN to list on NSE by May 2019 – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said that MTN must list on Nigerian Stock Exchange on or before May 2019 as contained in the agreement over the 2015 fine settlement between it and the telecom company. Speaking in an interactive session with newsmen in his office […]

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$43 million debt: Shareholders of 9Mobile reject sale

Shareholders of 9Mobile have cautioned the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission and others involved in an ongoing negotiation to sell the telecommunication firm not to proceed with the transaction in view of a pending case before the Federal High Court in Abuja. The shareholders – Afdin Ventures Limited and Dirbia Nigeria Limited […]

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